Fire Ecology and Biodiversity

Understanding interactions between human and biophysical elements of urban, rural and wildland ecosystems and landscapes.

Academic staff

The following staff are available to supervise honours and masters research in the field of fire ecology and biodiversity.

For more information and potential projects, see the Fire Ecology and Biodiversity group website.

Professor Alan York

How animals respond to disturbance, particularly fire.

Email: alan.york@unimelb.edu.au

Dr Holly Sitters

Animal responses to landscape structure and change, particularly how past disturbances and connectivity are reflected in genetic diversity.

Email: holly.sitters@unimelb.edu.au

Dr Julian Di Stefano

Species and community responses to fire and habitat change

Email: juliands@unimelb.edu.au

Dr Matthew Swan

Research into the effects of fire regimes on ecological processes such as animal movement, resource acquisition and species interactions.

Email: swanm@unimelb.edu.au